Retirees Turn to Virtual Villages for Mutual Support
By CONSTANCE GUSTKENOV. 28, 2014
“Rick Cloud, 68, knew that he wanted to stay in his home in Austin, Tex., as he aged. But Mr. Cloud, who is divorced, was not sure how he could do that without relying on his two daughters.
Then he ran across the idea of virtual retirement villages, whose members pay a yearly fee to gain access to resources and social connections that help them age in place. Sold on the concept, Mr. Cloud joined with some friends to start Capital City Village four years ago.”
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From the organizer:
“On Wednesday, November 19th at 12:00 noon, CCV will hold its second joint men’s and women’s luncheon meeting of 2014. We’ll get together again at Roaring Fork restaurant, 10850 Stonelake Blvd, located just off of US 183N and Braker Lane.
Lunch will be on the covered and heated patio, overlooking the quarry lake.
Price: The cost of lunch is $20 cash, payable on arrival on the patio. No checks or credit cards, please. We will order either a soup or salad plus an entrée (rotisserie chicken; wood-grilled salmon; sautéed trout; vegetarian option) from the Texas Two Step menu.
Note: Iced tea, coffee, wine or beer will be extra, and you should plan to pay your server directly for these items.
Presentation: We have another interesting and timely presentation for you. Dr. Sandra Rosenbloom is a professor of Community and Regional Planning at UT/Austin; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Planning Association (the leading scholarly journal in city planning in the world); the International Secretary of the Transportation Research Board; and an active member of the editorial boards of many of the most prestigious scholarly journals in urban and transportation planning. She is an internationally-recognized scholar of the transportation implications of major societal trends such as the aging of society, suburbanization, and the entry of women with children into the paid labor force.
Dr. Rosenbloom will speak to us about the mobility challenges facing an aging society.
Action: You don’t want to miss this!! Please grab your calendars, note the date of November 19th at 12:00 noon, and plan to attend this event!”